India Gate will be illuminated in orange and messages of ending violence against women will be displayed on panel boards in two high-traffic lines of the Delhi Metro as part of the UN's 'Orange the World' campaign that includes parades, soccer matches, school debates and the lighting up of hundreds of iconic monuments.
    
"Violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious –- and the most tolerated -– human rights violations," said UN Under Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in a statement.
    
"It is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality and discrimination. Its continued presence is one of the clearest markers of societies out of balance and we are determined to change that," she said.

   
Violence against women and girls affects one in three worldwide. The call to action is part of the UN Secretary-General's' Unite to end violence against women' campaign, led by UN Women, the UN's agency for gender equality.
    
It will be carried out during the civil society-driven '16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence', which will run from today commemorated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until Human Rights Day on December 10.

 

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